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Updated Dec. 1, 2016

Enchantment in the Park, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 5 to Dec. 7, Dec. 12-14 and Dec. 25), Regner Park, North Silverbrook Drive and Main Street, West Bend. Holiday light show in the park, visit with Santa and more. Bag of nonperishable food items or suggested $10 cash donation per car for food pantries of Washington County and Menomonee Falls.

Jellystone Park Camp-Resort’s The Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights, Saturday through Dec. 31, except Christmas, 8425 Highway 38, Caledonia. More than 1.5 million lights and holiday scenes. $20 per carload, $30 for limos, mini buses and large passenger vans, and $35 for Greyhound and other large buses and large motor homes. or 262-835-2565.

“Not a Creature Was Stirring” - Domes Holiday Floral Show, through Jan. 1 at the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd. Mr. and Mrs. Claus from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday as well as Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. Holiday music by pianist Jim William Mooney from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 18.

18th annual Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival, through Jan. 1, downtown Milwaukee. More than 500,000 lights at “Community Spirit Park” at Cathedral Square Park,  520 E. Wells St., “Holiday Palace Park” at Pere Marquette Park, 900 N. Plankinton Ave., and “Toy Chest Park” at Zeidler Union Square,  301 W. Michigan St.

Grand Avenue Christmas Celebration, through Jan. 8, Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to last entry at 3:15 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Special hours 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Dec. 24 and 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Dec. 31 (closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.). Three floors of extravagantly decorated rooms. Free admission for children 15 and younger, limit two per adult. $12.50 for adults, $11.50 for 62 and older and college students, Twilight tours 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Dec. 16 $14 for adults and $7 for 17 and younger., 414-931-0808.

 Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 8 (except Dec. 24 and Dec. 31), Greenhouse Annex, Mitchell Park Conservatory, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee. About 50 vendors.

Christmas Express Trains to Santa’s Workshop, trains depart hourly from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday as well as Dec. 10 and Dec. 11, and Dec. 17 and Dec. 18, East Troy Railroad Museum historic depot, 2002 Church St., East Troy, to the Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago. or 262-642-3263.

All-you-can-eat fish fry, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, St. Florian Parish, 1215 S. 45th St., West Milwaukee. $11, $7.50 for age 9 and younger. 414-383-3565,

Mistletoe Market Craft and Art Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. Handmade knitted items, jewelry, holiday décor; nature-related items, cheese products, honey lotions and make-up, goat milk and other craft soaps, sweets and more. $3, free for 15 and younger.

Christmas Bake and Craft Sale featuring Slovak kolachi, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, St. John Lutheran Church, 4850 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy. The kolachi come in walnut, apricot, raspberry and prune butter. 414-481-0520.

Holiday Cookie and Candy Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Hartland Community Center, 100 E. Park St., Hartland.  All items in the cookie and candy walk are homemade.  Gluten- and nut-free cookies available.  Take “Selfies with Santa.”  Sponsored by Woman’s Club of Hartland.  All proceeds are allocated for area community events, nonprofit organizations, charities  and for educational purposes.

Goldens Holiday House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, N61-W12851 Hemlock Court, River Heights South subdivision, Menomonee Falls. Wisconsin Adopt A Golden Retriever will host its 13th annual event with the home decorated with more than 30 trees, including a “Wizard of Oz” tree and a snowman tree. $5 donation, children 11 and younger get in free. All proceeds go to help golden in WAAGR’s care. or 414-517-7725.

Christmas at the Depot, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Cudahy Historical Society Depot, 4647 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Cudahy. Pictures with Santa, bake sale and café.

Mukwonago Midnight Magic, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Mukwonago. 262-363-7758,

Tippecanoe Festival of Lights, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Milwaukee Public Library - Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. Learn about holidays all over the world and make and take home arts and crafts. Enjoy a holiday tea party with sandwiches, cookies and tea.

Christmas on the Avenue, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Greenfield Avenue, from 70th to 76th streets, West Allis. Hayrides, games, music, Santa’s Café and more. 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Community Sing and Christmas tree lighting at City Hall Centennial Park Plaza, followed by the Christmas parade at 4:45 p.m. on Greenfield Avenue from 81st to 65th streets.

St. Francis Christmas Parade, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, starting at Vretenar Park, 4230 S. Kirkwood Ave., and ending at the St. Francis Civic Center, 3400 E. Howard Ave., St. Francis. A tree lighting at the Civic Center will follow the parade. Complimentary holiday cookies, hot chocolate and apple juice, with entertainment by “Elvis.” Nonperishable food collected at the parade for Project Concern.

Hales Corners Village Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa Visit, 6 p.m. Saturday, lower level parking lot, Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St., Hales Corners. Performance by the Whitnall Middle School Band, Santa’s arrival by fire truck and the tree lighting. Move inside to the Hunt Room at 6:30 p.m. for holiday stories with youth librarian Patrick Lodge, a visit with Santa and refreshments. Free; no registration required. 

Blizzard Brawl 12 pro wrestling, 7 p.m. Saturday, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha.

Polish Christmas at the Inn, presented by the Elmbrook Historical Society and Polanki, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Stagecoach Inn, 1075 Pilgrim Parkway, Brookfield. Decorated for a traditional Polish Christmas, enjoy holiday music, Polish children’s choir on Saturday, make a Christmas craft, sample homemade soup and muffins, shop bake sale and silent auction. $6 admission, $3 for children 6 to 12, free for 5 and younger (cash and check only). Free parking.

Milwaukee Mini Motors 42nd annual Model Car Swap Meet and Model Car Contest, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. $5 adults, $10 family, free for 12 and younger.

Holiday Gift Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Education and Visitor Center at Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 W. Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet visitors at the free fair. Buy gift items from quirky to elegant. Children can make-and-take holiday gifts. Local groups will perform seasonal music throughout the day. Any guest who donates a new, unwrapped toy will receive a same-day, $5 discount on brunch for their party. Limit one discount per party. 414-525-5661.

Visit with Santa at North Point Lighthouse, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, 2650 N. Wahl Ave., Milwaukee. Bring cameras.

Christmas Choir Concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, Saints Peter and Paul Polish National Catholic Church, 1308 15th Ave., South Milwaukee. 

Bay View annual tree lighting and Santa visit, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Immaculate Conception Church lot, South Kinnickinnic Avenue and South Herman Street, Milwaukee. Beginning with carols by St. Thomas More High School Choir, then outdoor singalong. Santa’s visit is at 7 p.m.; food and hot chocolate. Free.

Love Lights ceremony, 5 p.m. social hour and 6 p.m. tree lighting Wednesday, third-floor atrium of the Heart and Vascular Center at Community Memorial Hospital, W180-N8085 Town Hall Road, Menomonee Falls.

Card social, 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Dec. 9, St. Florian Parish, 1215 S. 45th St., West Milwaukee. Meal from buffet served at 7:30 p.m. Free beer, soda and coffee. Raffle tickets sold all night. $12 donation. 414-383-3565,

Bob and Rocco Gun Show, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 11, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha.

Faith Community Church's 10th annual Cookie Walk, 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 10, at the church, 7700 W. Faith Drive, Franklin (between Drexel and Rawson on 76th Street).

Moose Lodge No. 49 Craft and Art Fair and Product Vendors Fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10, 5476 S. 13th St., at Grange Ave., Milwaukee. Beverages such as coffee and food, including chili and loaded potato bar. Raffles. The Moose is an international organization providing housing, care, education and health care. Admission: $1. 414-281-4444.

Breakfast with Santa at Kosciuszko Community Center, 9:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 10, Kosciuszko Community Center, 2201 S. 7th St., Milwaukee. Pancakes, sausage and beverage. Event includes a visit with Santa, gift bag to the first 250 children 12 and younger, photos of children or families with Santa (one per family), letters to Santa, and craft activities. Tickets are $3 and available at the Community Center. Funds raised support the center. 414-645-4624.



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